Additional school places


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15 June 2016

RBWM consultation on more primary school places

The Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan Delivery Group (NPDG) has been collaborating with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for some time to establish the fact that we will need more primary school places in our area. With the amount of housing development already taking place, and more forecast for the future, especially around the Ascot area, our current primary schools will not be able to accommodate all the pupils who live in the area.

We are very pleased that RBWM is now consulting parents, residents, school staff, governors and the local community generally, on proposals how best to provide these needed new primary school places.

RBWM have put forward four specific options (see below), as well as inviting people to put forward other ideas. (Note that some of the options below will not be sufficient on their own but could potentially be in combination):

  • Expanding Cheapside CE Primary School
  • Expanding Holy Trinity CE Primary School
  • Expanding South Ascot Village Primary School
  • Opening a new school

There are full details on the RBWM website, with a survey for people to complete with their views: (click on “Education Consultations”).

There is also a public meeting taking place at Cordes Hall in Sunninghill at 7pm on Monday 4th July 2016.

The closing date for the consultation is 15th July 2016 and we will post the results here once we know them.

4 October 2014

Have your say on Secondary School places in our area

Charters School, Sunningdale









We know from all the feedback received when preparing the Neighbourhood Plan that there’s a lot of local concern about the growing lack of school places in our area. We are very pleased that the Royal Borough is now conducting a consultation into the future of secondary school education throughout the Borough and specifically including Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale and we urge local residents to contribute their views.

At the launch meeting of the Schools Project team it was decided that the scope should be expanded to include secondary school places.

Project scope:
“To work with RBWM, the Head Teachers, Schools Governors and other interested stakeholders to identify one or more suitable options to delivery the required additional primary school places and, if necessary, seek ways of bringing these forward through the planning process.”

This is RBWM’s message to local residents:
“The number of children and young people needing secondary school education in the Royal Borough is going to rise over the next decade, and we need to make sure that there are enough school places for them.  We are now consulting you on proposals on how best to provide these places.  You can access the consultation, and an online response form, via the borough’s website at

Please take the time to read the consultation and respond.  Your views are important to us.  All responses received by Monday 3rd November will be considered by the Royal Borough’s Cabinet when it meets in December.”

The NP Delivery Group Schools Project team will also respond to this consultation. When preparing our response we found some questions required an understanding of the topic. RBWM has provided full background information to assist; we’ve tried to summarise from this the most relevant points in a document which is available to download here: Secondary Schools RBWM consultation explanatory notes

To go direct to the consultation response page, click on this linkRBWM secondary school places in Ascot area consultation response


NP DG Schools Project launch meeting minutes